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Our Family Dynamic: We Are the Munsters

Our Family Dynamic: We Are the Munsters

I met my husband in high school. When Jeff and I got together, we were young enough that we had not yet had more than one other “love” in our lives. Make no mistake— he was, and still is, a handsome guy, albeit a little short, and I’m pretty enough, if a little on the [...]

Father’s Day Photo Collage

Father’s Day Photo Collage

When my husband’s first Father’s Day came around, my son was about eight months old and I was stumped on what to get for him. I ended up getting him a card and that was it. The following year I wanted to do better. In our mama forum, a few mamas posted photo collage ideas [...]

Kids Say What?!

Kids Say What?!

We all love the hilarious and nonsensical phrases that come out of the mouths our children. A lot of what our kids say comes from their close observation of what we say, what they hear on the radio, or see on television. In some cases, we have absolutely no idea where it comes from! Periodically, [...]

The Art Collection

The Art Collection

If you have a kid and he or she can put crayon to paper, you’ve got priceless artwork! At first it’s a wobbly line on a sheet of binder paper and you marvel at it and hang it on the refrigerator. That wobbly line is quickly replaced with a circle and then it’s a little [...]

Baby-Led Solids: Our Journey with First Foods

Baby-Led Solids: Our Journey with First Foods

When I found out that I was pregnant with my first child, I had always assumed that when I started solids, I would make my own baby food. I wasn’t a big fan of the idea of jarred food and I also wanted to save money by making it myself. So, I researched the Baby [...]

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me

As mamas, we do our best to capture our kids’ moments on “film.” We want to make sure to capture their first smile, rolling over, walking, crawling, first solids, and on and on and on. We know the memories are fleeting and important and we want to capture them for posterity. Want to know what [...]

Mother’s Day Letters: Sam’s Mama

Mother’s Day Letters: Sam’s Mama

Dear Mama, Words can’t express the feelings I have about our relationship. I’ve always looked at you as a friend. You’re always there for me, supporting me and comforting me in times of need. You’re a shoulder to cry on, and a friend to laugh and joke with. You’ve taught me the importance of being [...]

Mother’s Day Letters: Kathy’s Mama

Mother’s Day Letters: Kathy’s Mama

To my beautiful Mom, I have to start this letter by expressing just how truly thankful and grateful I am to have you as the most influential and supportive person in my life. For the past 27 years, you have been my rock, my cheerleader and my shoulder to cry on (and considering just how [...]

Mother’s Day Letters: Betty’s Daughters

Mother’s Day Letters: Betty’s Daughters

Dear Briana and Kailey, I remember bringing Briana home from her birth and bursting into tears because I had NO earthly idea how to care for a baby, and worried I would kill this precious baby due to ignorance. There was no means to search for infinite answers on the internet as can be done [...]

Mother’s Day Letters: Sue to Kate

Mother’s Day Letters: Sue to Kate

Dear Katie, Mother’s Day Letters: Sue to Kate I wrote this poem about you when you were 4 years old: Humming Girl Humming Girl— so busy. You take my whole heart and spin it in messy circles, leaving parts of your daydreams strung out for me to pick up and piece together. I see your eyes [...]